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"Wonderwerk Cave: Archaeology at the Edge of the Kalahari"
Start Date: 10/26/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 10/26/2017End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description
AIA Lecture Series

Michael Chazan
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Archaeology Center
University of Toronto

The town of Kuruman or Ga-Sagonyana is at the edge of the Kalahari in the Northern Cape Province.  The archaeology of this region is an extraordinarily rich record of human presence over a period of two million years.  The lecturer will present the experience of working in this fascinating part of the world and the results of research at the site of Wonderwerk Cave where he co-directs a project that has documented the earliest known evidence of cave occupation by human ancestors.  This talk will give a sense of what it is like to do archaeology in a society experiencing dramatic social change, as South Africa experiences the transformation from apartheid.  At the same time the current state of research—what we have learned and what we are still struggling to understand—will be presented for Wonderwerk and also for the neighboring sites of Kathu Pan and Canteen Kopje.

 

 

Location Information:
*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Reyna Meyers
Phone: 503.370.6615
Email: rmeyers@willamette.edu
Admission / Ticket Info:
This event is free and open to the public
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University, Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology and the Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

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